September 26 – October 19, 2014
A Co-production with Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center New Free Parking
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By Bill Cain
Directed by Jan Powell
It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth?
The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of historical figures clash in this high-stakes political thriller about the complexities of the truth and the terrible consequences of compromise.
“One of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade.” Variety
Suggested for ages 16 and up. Adult language, some violence.